Vinyl Cutter Overview

Silhouette Cameo 5 Business Cutter

  • Cutting Width: 305mm.
  • Cutting Depth: 3mm.
  • Cutting Force: 5000 grams downforce (you can cut through much thicker/denser materials).
  • Tools:  Auto blade, ratchet blade, kraft blade, rotary blade, premium blade, heat foil pen, pen holder, punch tool, and more.
  • Can cut up to 300 different types of materials for example, fabric, foam, cardstock, paper, stencils and stencil vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, sticker vinyl, some leather, and lots more.

Silhouette Studio® Software

The Silhouette software has a lot more design tools and functions than other cutter software out there, this allows you to do more advanced designs and be able to create images from scratch in the software.

  • The SilhouetteStudio® software is perfect for beginners and pros.
  • With this software you can choose the materials you want to cut from a list of materials in the software and it will automatically give you the tool settings for these specific materials.
  • If the cut setting does not work for you, you have the option to change the settings to whatever you want. This allows you to even cut material that is not listed in SilhouetteStudio®.
  • By settings I mean you can change the blade size, the force the speed, and the number of passes you want to do by simply entering the correct settings you need into the software.
  • It also has the function of doing a small test cut so that you can make sure you have the correct settings before you cut the full design.
  • There are three levels of software upgrades that give functionality such as barcodes, plug-ins for CorelDRAW® design software, advanced tracing, tracing by colour, tiling, nesting, advanced warping, puzzle generation, importation of embroidery files, and so on. You will find the full comparison of packages in the link below:
  • If your business expands and the Cameo isn't able to cope with your volumes, you can simply upgrade to the Business Edition software. This upgrade provides the ability to connect multiple machines to the same PC and run multiple jobs simultaneously.
  • Data storage is offline or on the SilhouetteStudio® cloud.

Endless Possibilities With Your Vinyl Cutter

Videoflex - Heat Transfer Vinyl

You can choose from our wide range of heat transfer vinyl colours, and then use the Auto Blade that comes with the Silhouette Cameo machine, to make fantastic T-shirt designs or decorate other fabric products, diaries, and most hard surfaces, even if not specially coated. As long as it can withstand heat from about 165 degrees Celsius for 12 seconds.

Numbers on soccer shirts for instance are done with this process.

Matless Pop-Out Cuts

The Cameo can also do matless pop out cuts, out of materials such as cardstock. Pop out cuts are when less force is being applied, to create the tabs to hold the material pieces in place.  When the cutting is finished, you can unload the material, and pop out your cuts.

Sticker Vinyl and Print-and-Cut Stickers

You will also be able to cut sticker vinyl, and do print-and-cut stickers. Print-and-cut stickers are where you print the sticker, and the vinyl cutter will cut it out.  It will cut around the sticker while leaving the backing material intact. You can also cut stickers from sticker vinyl to decorate bottles, pot plants, or other products.

You can do Wall-art, or create stickers for cars, windows, and so much more. We have a wide range of sticker vinyl colours you can choose from.  We also have Sublimation sticker vinyl that is water-resistant. You will need a sublimation printer and heat press for this sublimation sticker vinyl.

Stencil Cutting

Cut stencils for:

  • Fabric painting.
  • A cosmetic business or for face painting at an event.
  • Wall painting or furniture painting.
  • You can make fun kid's stencils for school or home.
  • Floor painting.
  • Stamps for your business.
  • Screen printing or sandblasting stencils.
  • Acid glass etching stencils - Glass etching is the simplest way to produce a true sandblasted effect, without resorting to the messy sandblasting proses. We sell glass etching cream at JG Electronics.
  • Wood Burning Gel Stencils - you can create stencils for the gel, which allows you to achieve laser engraver type results on wood, without needing a laser engraver. JG electronics represent Torch paste, which is the leading wood burning gel in South Africa.
  • Frankly any other creative ideas that you could come up with

Sublimation Craft Transfer Papers

You can also cut sublimation craft paper with the Cameo. To use this paper, you only need a vinyl cutter and a heat press.

Sublimation craft paper is a pre-printed sublimation pattern, or plain colour paper, that can be cut with the Cameo, and transferred onto pretty much any sublimation-coated blank product, including polyester fabric or shirts, metal products, wooden products, ceramics, glass and more.  Sublimation craft paper is also available at JG Electronics.

You can do amazing designs on T-shirts, by using the sublimation craft paper together with our soft polyester Subli Dark fabric transfer sheets for sublimation on dark shirts.

In place of the Subli Dark thin fabric sheets, you can also use Subli Flock or Subli Fabric to create these types of shirts.  All of these you can find at JG Electronics.  It is also possible to use the Subli Craft paper on mugs.

You can either remove the background of your design and only have the text or logo transferring to your product, as illustrated below.  Or you can leave the background to transfer, and remove the text and logo, as illustrated below.

Foiling Pen

The Heat Foiling Pen allows you to hot foil like a pro! Certificates and cards for special occasions have never been easier to produce.

Pen Holder

You can also add a pen holder to the Cameo vinyl cutter to draw amazing designs on any paper or cardstock.

Embossing Tool

The Silhouette embossing tool used in conjunction with the embossing mat opens up a world of possibilities including intricate embossing techniques (raised mark on the surface) and much more on selective material surfaces.